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Beautiful Women Over 40 - Part 6

Updated on May 11, 2017

The Most Beautiful Women Over 40 - Part 6, with Janet Jackson, Brooke Shields, Sophie Marceau and more.

Another bevy of beauties that are on the other side of forty.
Don't call them cougars though, because at least a couple of these mature ladies can knock your lights out.
We have singers, actresses, models, authors, writers and directors.
This time with Janet Jackson, Brooke Shields, Sophie Marceau and more.

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson was born on May 16th, 1966 in Gary, Indiana.
Janet has gone from lean and ripped to slightly voluptuous and back, and still remained a sex symbol.
Of course her musical talents go without saying.
Ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music, Janet has sold over 100 million records worldwide.
In Billboard magazine's list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists released in 2008, Janet was number seven.
As an actress, Janet has appeared on several TV shows starting with The Jacksons variety show back in 1976.
She has also appeared in several films, Poetic Justice (1993), Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), Why Did I Get Married? (2007), Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010) and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf (2011).

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Lucy Lawless

Lucy Lawless
Lucy Lawless

Actress and singer Lucy Lawless was born on March 29th, 1968 in Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand.
Although she has appeared on TV shows like Battlestar Galactica and Spartacus: Blood and Sand everybody remembers her best from Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 to 2001).
As a singer Lucy has released two albums and three concert DVDs.

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields

Actress, author and model Brooke Shields was born on May 31st, 1965 in New York City, New York.
Brooke began modeling at the age of 11 months (for Ivory Soap) and went on to be a successful child model.
In 1981, she was earning 10,000 dollars a day as a model.
She made her acting debut in the 1977 slasher film Alice, Sweet Alice and followed it up with the controversial Pretty Baby in 1978.
Controversy seemed to follow Brooke with The Blue Lagoon (1980) and Endless Love (1981).
During her career so far, she has appeared in almost seventy TV shows and films.

Sophie Marceau

Sophie Marceau - Beautiful Women Over 40
Sophie Marceau - Beautiful Women Over 40

Sophie Marceau was born on November 17th, 1966 in Paris, France.
Although so far during her career, Sophie has appeared in close to forty films, American audiences probably know her best as Princess Isabelle in Braveheart (1995), as Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) and as Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough (1999).
Besides acting, she has written a semi-autobiographical novel, Menteuse, and written and directed three films, L'Aube à l'envers (1995), Speak to Me of Love (2002) and La Disparue de Deauville (2007).

Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear - Beautiful Women
Heather Locklear - Beautiful Women

Heather Locklear was born on September 25th, 1961 in Westwood, Los Angeles, California.
As Sammy Jo Carrington on Dynasty, Officer Stacy Sheridan on T.J. Hooker and Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place Heather was a 1980s TV show staple.
She made her acting debut in a 1979 episode of Tales of the Unexpected.
Then she went on to TV appearances on 240-Robert, Eight is Enough, The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies and Twirl before finally hitting it big as Sammy Jo Carrington on Dynasty.
While Dynasty was still running, Heather took the part of Officer Stacy Sheridan on T.J. Hooker.
Her run on Dynasty ended in 1989, but in 1993, she reappeared as Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place.
She even reprised her role of Amanda on The CW's updated version of Melrose Place (2009-2010).

Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly
Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly was born Jennifer E. Chan (yes she is part Chinese American) on September 16, 1958 in Los Angeles, California.
Jennifer is the older sister of Academy Award nominated actress, Broadway stage dancer and writer, Meg Tilly.
She made her big screen debut in the 1980 American musical film, Fame.
Since then she has gone on to appear in well over 100 TV shows and films.
Jennifer got nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway (1994), got a LOT of attention for her roles in 1996's Bound (with Gina Gershon) and in 2000s Dancing at the Blue Iguana.
But she really got a cult following for doing the voice of the killer doll Tiffany in the Child's Play series.

Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu
Kelly Hu

The stunning Kelly Hu was born on February 13th, 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
She is an actress, former fashion model, Miss Teen USA 1985 and Miss Hawaii USA 1993.
Kelly is of Chinese, Hawaiian and English descent and is a member of CAUSE USA ( an organization which encourages Asian Americans to participate in the democratic process).
Kelly has actually shown up on one of my previous Hubs, Beautiful But Deadly 3 - TV and Movie Actresses Who Could Hurt You, because her brother used to arrange for her to fight neighborhood boys, and she has a black belt in Kanzen Budo Kai and she trains in karate and kickboxing.
She has appeared in over seventy TV shows and movies, making her debut way back in 1987 on the cult hit, "Max Headroom".
Kelly is also one of the women expanding what it means to be an actress in the 21st Century.
Besides TV and film physical acting work, she's done voice roles (Robot Chicken, Afro Samurai, Batman: Under the Red Hood) and she's done video game roles (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 and Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3: Uprising, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II The Sith Lords, Terminator Salvation).

Bridget Moynahan

Bridget Moynahan
Bridget Moynahan

Actress and model Bridget Moynahan was born on April 28, 1971 in Binghamton, New York.
She appeared in the films Coyote Ugly, I, Robot, Lord of War and The Recruit, and on TV has been a star of the series Blue Bloods since 2010.
Before she she married businessman Andrew Frankel in 2015, she dated New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and director, producer McG.

Dana Delany

Dana Delany
Dana Delany

Dana Delany was born on March 13th, 1956 in New York City, New York.
She's an actress, producer, presenter, and health activist.
Looks like the health part is serving her well.
Although she has been in a lot of movies and TV shows, I'll always remember her from "China Beach" (1988 to 1991).

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      Gadfly 6 weeks ago from Olde London Towne

      Whilst my first loyalty is to Sophia Loren i do have a soft spot for Dita von Teese.

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      Gadfly 8 months ago from Olde London Towne

      correction; For Joan Collins read Dame Joan Collins.

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      Gadfly 10 months ago from Olde London Towne

      No doubting my comments may have been mentioned on previous

      Beautiful women over 40 pages but i've recently seen the latest publicity still for the sultry Italian actress Sophia Loren or 'La Divina'. Ms Loren with her sculptured like countenance and confident personna can boast an hour glass figure. But her allure is accentuated by her full lips with just the right amount of gloss and of course her billowing hair do in luxurious tresses.

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      Pit 7 years ago

      Brooke Shields seems really young on the photo, although she is 45. In general, photos are just photos, you need to know a woman with her "everyday" face, not only posing for cameras.

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      pmccray 7 years ago from Utah

      All are very beautiful, proving once again that somethings do get better with age.

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      Jon Law 7 years ago from Birmingham UK


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      Dallas W Thompson 7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      "Over 40" looks younger every year! All the ladies you mentioned are still beautiful. Women over 40 have for the most part let go of "teenage guilts" and live life more open and honest to themselves and others..! They are like a good whiskey, or good wine.. "Aged to perfection."

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      Mike Lickteig 7 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      Very nice hub, as always. I sometimes find Jennifer Tilly a little scary, but I concede her extreme beauty. I've always thought that Brooke Shields looked very beautiful and sophisticated, and Heather Locklear is ageless.

      Looking forward to Part 7....